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Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm Mission Guides Part Three: Char Missions - Page 2

Updated Wed, Mar 13, 2013 by Xerin

StarCraft II Mission Guides


Fire in the Sky

Unlocks: Zergling Evolution Mission

Bonus: +3 Kerrigan Levels

This map teaches you about Spawn Queens and the importance of creep.


WALKTHROUGH

At the start of the mission, go ahead and queue up some Drones. This is critical, in every mission, to get your economy as strong as possible. Why do I keep saying this? Because doing so makes each map easier and Blizzard ALWAYS gives you some breathing room at the start to get everything situated (unless it’s a map designed to defend an attacking base or something). With more money comes more units, with more units the less challenge the map presents. Anyway, get a second hatchery too rather early on, most of this map can be done with Zerglings, so it’s good to have tons.

The whole goal is to basically keep waking up Swarm Nests until you awaken all seven, without letting the Gorgon reach your base. You can let them kind of just keep rolling over to your base to give you more time for the bonus objectives & achievements.

Again, starting off, just let the Gorgon come at you; build up your base a little bit. Get some drones, the minerals nearby, maybe even a Spore Crawler or two. I got a second Hatchery for fun, so that the next part is a bit less stressful.  Now, you need to sort of make up your mind on what you’re going for in this mission, you could probably do all of it, but it’s really stressful since you have a limited amount of time and a lot of space to cover and have to keep the creep expanding.

Your first option is the command centers, there is one south of your base and one a little bit north east then a main one all the way at the end. You can focus on destroying these by taking the paths to them and getting the “Conquer & Command” achievement. “Red Alert” is simple; just don’t let too many units die to a Gorgon.

The bonus mission is a bit trickier; all of the objectives are at the end. Here is a map of their locations:

SC2 - Biomass Locations

Otherwise, just keep spawning Zerglings & Banelings and push forward, destroying troops and push the creep. A neat trick you can use is to keep a few Spawn Queens on hand to help speed up the movement of the creep.

What I did for this mission was get the achievements on Normal, then switch over to easy to snag up the bonus mission.

Achievements

  • Conquer & Command: Locate the three command centers and destroy them. Bring some troops that can take down a Siege Tank, most are defended by at least one Siege Tank.
  • Red Alert: Keep watch of the Gorgans and don't let any get near your units. You'll get a warning if they come close.
  • Fire in the Sky: Complete the mission.

 


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